OPEN FUTURESJoseph Monzel Zach Postone Melissanthi Saliba Daniel Schwarz Nicolas Weidinger
Open Futures is a collaborative storytelling platform thatengages people in envisioning the future of California. Theplatform prompts people to exchange, discuss, and developtheir ideas about the future. Participants can also buildupon the ideas of others by extending the narrative in newdirections.
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LAUREN Open Futures is different, because itAge 27 connects people who haven’t met each other before.Points of entry TwitterEducation Bachelor’s Interests socialin social sciences networks, technology, Trivial PursuitJob Communication Motto One Card at themanager time
DAVID I spent an entire day and night playingAge 22 cards, and 24 hours later I was amongPoints of entry Article the top-rated playerson science and civicparticipation Interests scienceEducation Bachelor’s games, DIY chemicalin Neuroscience & reactionsChemistry Motto Knowledge isJob Researcher the key to success
JACK In my dream, I was playing World ofAge 16 Warcraft while walking to school, one week later IPoints of entry tried geocaching for the ﬁrst time...Class activityEducation Highschool Interests making,student ecology, geocaching, hikingMotto It’s a mobileworld that we’re livingin
TIM Just look around you... the future isAge 36 open on the streets, all you need is conviction and imagination.Points of entry LocalActivity onenvironment and Interests activism,sustainability street games, hiking, urban planningMotto Being Present Job Museum Guide
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LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 LEARN INTERACT CONTEXTUALIZE Sample Tasks: Sample Task: Read an article and write Sample Task: Raise an issue with your a comment Draw a diagram relating local political Watch a video ation. various topics. representation. Organize an event around Graph a trend, projected Organize an event around an issue. into the future. an issue. PUT INTO CONTEXTPUT INTO PERSPECTIVE IMAGINE CREATE Sample Task: Sample Task: Sample Task: Raise an issue with your Live in a scenario for a Design a solution to a local political day. Write what you problem. representation. learned. Build an artifact from the Organize an event around Pretend youre in charge future. an issue. of ____. Write what youd do.